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4 hours ago, erice said:

looking windy and maybe wet, wouldn't want to see pete fall off the back during the cross 

TNZ crew all cross in front of the mast. The helming position and mainsail trim are in front of the grinders.

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true, falling off the back would be hard

but he did slip + fall today

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/americas-cup-2021-team-new-zealand-claim-comfortable-victory-in-race-one-against-luna-rossa/MWH46R33F42SF2ECFGJYKLJGYI/

once again the starts seem to be of the utmost importance

jimmy threw away the first start

etnz the 2nd

and if etnz are going to slowly catch a few meters on each board

they need to stop losing them on tacks + gybes

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The radio is saying it's 1-1

Did the boat that crossed the line first also cross the finish first?

Did anything more happen than just the boats rounding marks? 

Is 1-1 a fair scoreline?

 

 

 

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Very even. I don't think ETNZ's speed advantage (if any) is significant enough to overcome losing a start.

Which I fear makes it all down to the pre-starts.

Which I fear favours LR / Spithill.

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watched the start first race to see who crossed line first,went off mowed lawn,2nd race watched start and realised it was over for tnz went to sleep.

might as well be racing r/c yachts.No wait more passing lanes r/c yachting.

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14 hours ago, harrytom said:

 

might as well be racing r/c yachts.No wait more passing lanes r/c yachting.

That’s because the boats are even but have different traits. LRPP are more manoevreable  ETNZ have slight straight line speed. When it gets close it will be interesting. Match racing is like that. 
 

a worse outcome is that one is clearly superior to the other and that becomes a procession. So I’m grateful that there is some tension, if only at the starts. 

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What I saw this morning is pretty much what I expected.

Fast boats on a track not long enough to give enough time/room to over come even small cock ups.

Some will like it, some won't.

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They should chuck a lap of an adjacent island in - sort of like the joker thing on rally cross on tele on Sundays. Or make them send on crew member ashore to have a pie and 2 pints, sprint back down the beach, restart..

Bring back the fun.

 

 

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Or have two race days where both teams have to wear fancy dress, theme chosen by a 3 year old from a school in each of the 2 competitors 'home' country, with additional points awarded for imaginative use of the theme

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Romanys idea is whats required for the cruising/passage division of the 'Auckland Regatta" like they used to do before the Admirals Cup and the Whitbread -great fun.

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Currently 7 knots on course E.  TNZ is foiling. LR have a techinical issue, cannot foil, people on board trying to fix the boat.  Wonder if they will call for a 15 minute delay?

 

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TNZ suppose to have a speed advantage?? Wonder when they will use it?? Need to go back on how to start. We are like the poms fast downhill and that's it.

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I just watched a entire AC race.... errr sail.

The finish wasn't what the media said was going to happen.

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